Chapter 2 • This presentation covers the following: – Various hardware to help people with physical difficulties use a computer. – Various software to help people with physical difficulties use a computer. • Investigate various hardware devices and software for different types of disability. • Create a presentation which looks at each device and software and explains how it is used and how it aids the disabled user. • There are two main types of disability that concern those who use a computer. – Visually Impaired – Motor Impaired • Visually impaired people can suffer from: – Complete loss of sight in one or both eyes – Partial loss of sight • There are various devices that can help people who are visually impaired. • Investigate the following devices: – Braille Keyboard – Microphone – Loudspeaker – Braille Printer • For each device, explain how it is used and how it benefits the user. • Investigate the following devices: – Mouth Stick – Puff Stick – Tongue activated joystick – Eye-typer – Foot Mouse • For each device, explain how it is used and how it benefits the user. • Can you find any other example hardware that can be used by Visually Impaired users of ICT? • Can you find any other example hardware that can be used by Motor Impaired users of ICT? • Investigate the following types of software: – – – – – – Text-to-Speech system Speech-to-Text system Auditory Feedback system Screen magnifier Predictive text Sticky Keys • For each software, explain how it is used and how it benefits the user. • Also, provide an example brand name for the software you find. • A visually impaired university student needs to buy a computer to help her with her essays. • Explain what types of hardware and software she could use to help her write her essay. • A person who was involved in a car accident has become paralysed from the neck down. • He want to start writing a blog about his experiences and how he has coped with his disability to help other people in a similar position to himself. • Explain what types of software and hardware he could use to help him write his blog and publish it online. • Describe how voice recognition works. • Devices and software that help physically disabled users interact with ICT can also be used to help elderly people interact with ICT. Discuss this statement.